About AP CSP
The Computer Science Principles Mini-Conference offers a variety of resources for teachers of AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). Informative and hands-on presentations and panels will be announced soon! Attendees will have an opportunity to collaborate across schools and districts to brainstorm plans for developing four-year CS pathways in Texas high schools.
CS Principles is an official College Board AP Course with an AP test as of the 2016-17 school year. AP CSP introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career.
New and Experienced Teachers Welcome!
This year, the CSP Mini-Conference will be divided between two cohorts to better serve new and experienced teachers. One will help teachers who are interested in teaching Computer Science Principles get started. Focusing on new teachers is especially timely this year, as the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) recently approved allowing teachers with a Technology Applications certification or a CS certification to teach AP CSP courses. A second cohort will provide teachers who are already teaching CSP with more in-depth information they can take back to their classrooms.
- When – February 20-21, 2017
- Where – -UT-Austin Pickle Research Campus, Commons Learning Center
- Cost – $120 per participant
- Registration Deadline – February 14, 2017
- Accommodations and Travel Reimbursement – Attendees may be eligible for reimbursement of travel and accommodations expenses. See event page for details.